Monastery of Las Descalzas Reales

Local nameMonasterio de las Descalzas
LocationMadrid, Spain

This amazing royal monastery once belonged to the richest ones in all of Europe and it later became home to many rich young widows and spinsters.

The founder of the convent, Doña Juana, was born in this building in 1535 and her tomb is now located in one of the chapels. Among other interesting things to be seen inside, take a look at the fresco paintings and tapestries.

This place can be visited only by taking a guided tour.

Located just a short walk from the Church of San Ginés, nearest metro stations are Gran Vía, Sol and Santo Domingo.

Tags Religious SiteRoman CatholicChapelRenaissance ArchitectureChristianMonasteryPlace of WorshipResidential Building
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Admission

Single price: €6
Child (under 5): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convent_of_the_Barefoot_Trinitarians

Official Website http://www.madrid.es/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextchannel=9e4c43db40317010VgnVCM100000dc0ca8c0RCRD&vgnextoid=12e113db5b71c010VgnVCM1000000b205a0aRCRD

More information at spain.info http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/arte/monumentos/madrid/monasterio_de_las_descalzas_reales.html

Phone +34 914295671

Address Plaza Descalzas 3, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Coordinates 40°25'6.923" N -3°42'22.054" E

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